With all the women in the manga, there sure seems to be a lot of man on man love...this is why we all need NaruHina, so we can put a nail into the coffin of yaoi..
The Gai and Kakashi things slightly pushed things.
THe introduction to Sai didn't make things better. Everything about him, from his clothes to his personality yells out fabulous snap, snap...lol
And Konohamaru's silly stunt with Sasuke and Sai was just blunt and obvious that Kishi's tring to prove a message. I swear if Naruto ditches Hinata to go look for Sasuke. Then I lost faith in there ever being a serious relationship with any of the original rookies.
Hinata asks Naruto to help her in the house for something. Naruto responds that he is really worried about Sasuke at the moment.